Makaay quick to make his mark

Roy Makaay scored the fastest goal in UEFA Champions League history with his eleven-second strike for FC Bayern München against Real Madrid CF last night.

The concluding night of first knockout round action got off to a record-breaking start as Roy Makaay scored the fastest goal in UEFA Champions League history for FC Bayern München against Real Madrid CF.

Early goals
Having lost the first leg in the Spanish capital 3-2, Bayern were determined to make a flying start in Germany. Makaay obliged in style, sweeping a Hasan Salihamidžić pass beyond Iker Casillas eleven seconds in after the Bosnian had dispossessed Roberto Carlos on Madrid's left flank. The Dutchman's goal eclipses the previous mark set by Gilberto 20.07 seconds into Arsenal FC's match against PSV Eindhoven on 25 September 2002. The Brazilian's strike had beaten Alessandro Del Piero's for Juventus against Manchester United FC in October 1997 by five-hundredths of a second.

Ten fastest goals in UEFA Champions League history
PosNameClubAgainstDateTime (secs)
1Roy MakaayFC Bayern MünchenReal Madrid CF 07/03/0711*
2GilbertoArsenal FCPSV Eindhoven25/09/0220.07
3Alessandro Del PieroJuventusManchester United FC01/10/9720.12
4Mariano BombardoWillem IIAC Sparta Praha20/10/9928.21
5Alexandros AlexoudisPanathinaikos FCAalborg BK22/11/9528.46
6DecoFC PortoMolde FK26/20/9930.08
7Andreas MöllerBV Borussia DortmundJuventus13/09/9537.04
8Vratislav LokvencAC Sparta PrahaFC Spartak Moskva03/11/9942.58
9Pavel NedvedS.S. LazioBayer 04 Leverkusen27/10/9943.25
10Kakha KaladzeFC Dynamo KyivRSC Anderlecht18/10/0044.00